Summer is officially in full swing.  There are farmers’ markets and then there are farmers’ markets. There’s a reason New Jersey is called the Garden State. Our markets are festive, colorful events that bring locals and visitors together over a shared love of good food.  Summer is the best time to take advantage of the produce from local growers.  

I’ve highlighting below my top recommendations for the best farmers markets in our area.  

Westfield Farmers Market
When:      Saturdays through October 29
Time:        8:30 am-1:30 pm
Where:     Westfield Train Station South Side
908.233.3021
www.gwaccnj.com


Scotch Plains Farmers Market
When:      Saturdays through November 
Time:        8am-2pm
Where:     430 Park Avenue (Municipal Parking Lot)
www.scotchplainsfarmersmarket.com


Summit Farmers Market
When:        Sundays through November 20
Time:        8am-1pm
Where:        22 DeForest Avenue & Maple Street (Parking & Shop Lot #2)
908.277.6100
www.summitdowntown.org


Dreyer Farms
When & Time:Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm
                        Sundays 8am-5pm through December 24
Where:            831 Springfield Avenue, Cranford
908.276.1290
www.dreyerfarms.com


Morristown Farmers Market
When:      Sundays through November 20
Time:        8:30am-2pm
Where:     Held on the open-air parking lot behind the corner of Morris Street & Spring             Street, off Dumont Place
973.455.1133
www.morristown-nj.org